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Northeastern's Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP) releases white paper on Massachusetts' Groundbreaking Prevention and Wellness Trust. Northeastern News reports on if the MA Health Trust can have a national impact.

Northeastern’s Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP) releases white paper on Massachusetts’ Groundbreaking Prevention and Wellness Trust. Northeastern News reports on if the MA Health Trust can have a national impact.

The white paper, pre­pared by Northeastern’s IUHRP, exam­ines a Mass­a­chu­setts ini­tia­tive that takes an alter­na­tive approach to sup­porting public health pro­grams: the Mass­a­chu­setts Pre­ven­tion and Well­ness Trust, a four-​​year, $60 mil­lion project designed to sup­port pre­ven­tion and health pro­mo­tion activ­i­ties and gather evi­dence on the cost sav­ings achieved by these activities.

APHA Exhibit Hall

APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition

The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition attracts more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA’s meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. APHA has a world of public health in store for you!

John Auerbach

Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice Director, John Auerbach, Publishes Discussion Paper with Institute of Medicine

Opportunity Knocks: Population Health in State Innovation Models – A closer look at emerging opportunity for reorienting the way we pay for health in the United States toward a greater focus on the non-clinical factors that make people healthy, such as the social and environmental conditions in places where people live, learn, play, and work.

Exercise Program Photo Copyright by Kathleen Dooher

Exercise program is creating communities of healthy, happy elders

Walter Kearney, 81, of Chelsea, Vt., offers this simple response when asked about his involvement in the Strong Living Program: “It’s a no-brainer. You know it’s going to be good for you.”

John Auerbach

Lessons From the Front Line: The Massachusetts Experience of the Role of Public Health in Health Care Reform

What wasn’t so obvious was what the Depart­ment of Public Health and I had to do with all this. We were watching all the action but con­fined to the sidelines. Could public health assist in the imple­men­ta­tion of health care reform? Even more important,would health care reform change the role and the work of public health?
Institute of Medicine honors Bouvé leadership

Institute of Medicine honors Bouvé leadership

The Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences is home to two mem­bers of the Insti­tute of Med­i­cine – con­sid­ered a top honor bestowed upon researchers in the fields of health and med­i­cine.

Targeting Diseases Beyond our Borders

Targeting diseases beyond our borders

An interdisciplinary team of Northeastern University researchers collaborated with health experts in Kenya to fight neglected tropical diseases.

Hortensia Amaro

3Qs: It can take a village to beat an addiction

Grammy Award-​​winning pop singer Amy Wine­house, whose drug and alcohol abuse over­shad­owed her musical talent, was found dead last weekend at her London apart­ment. We asked Hort­ensia Amaro — pro­fessor and asso­ciate dean in the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences and director of the Insti­tute on Urban Health Research — to ana­lyze the behavior of indi­vid­uals who struggle with sub­stance abuse.

2020 Vision: On Fighting HIV/​AIDS

2020 Vision: On Fighting HIV/​AIDS

Today, around the globe, afford­able HIV/​AIDS treat­ment options exist. The chal­lenge is finding ways to deliver these treat­ments effec­tively.